Disclaimer: The images on this page are from the "Electronics Boutique 1996 Spring CD". This was a promotional CD catalog given out at Electronics Boutique & Waldensoftware stores in early 1996. The images are only 256 color because that was the depth of the source files (keep in mind this was 1996).
Super Nintendo / Virtual Boy
With the Nintendo 64 around the corner the Super Nintendo was withering. Even Nintendo was barely supporting the system in 1996. The Virtual Boy was already a goner for all intents and purposes, it wouldn't survive through the summer.
The Super Nintendo always trailed the Genesis in the sports department. Their version of NBA Live '96 was representative of why. It looked better than the Sega counterpart but played sluggishly.
Foreman for Real was a late release for both 16-bit systems. Add it to the large pile of mediocre boxing games.
Every now and then a game company tries to establish a new franchise character. Trying to do so on a dying system doesn't work (except for Rayman I guess), Ardy Lightfoot ended-up being an obscure character for this reason. Oh, and the general lameness of the character didn't help either.
The twilight of the Super Nintendo saw some quality releases like Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
I think NBA Jam appears in every section of this catalog: PC, Genesis, Super Nintendo, even the Atari Jaguar. Sorry 3DO, see why you failed?
NFL Quarterback Club '96 didn't fair well on the Genesis, did even worse on the Super Nintendo.
Didn't have much to say about the Genesis version of Separation Anxiety, even less about the Super Nintendo edition.
Donkey Kong Country 2 was another quality sequel to surface late in the lifecycle of the Super Nintendo.
Warioland is one of two Virtual Boy games I own and is the best one I've played. Not saying a whole lot there.
The Virtual Boy is listed at $149.99 here but would quickly fall to $19.99 in a rapid death spiral.